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[News] Government of New Zealand to Pilot Desktop GNU/Linux

  • Subject: [News] Government of New Zealand to Pilot Desktop GNU/Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 17:26:46 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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NZ govt trials Linux desktops in Feb

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| Three New Zealand government agencies will 
| begin a pilot next month to replace their 
| existing Windows desktops with machines 
| running Linux and other open source 
| software.
| The Department of Prime Minister and 
| Cabinet, Horizons Regional Council and NZ 
| Post will all begin trialling the use of 
| Linux desktops in February. NZ Post's open 
| source plans were outed by Computerworld in 
| August last year. 


Why Governments Should Ban Microsoft Internet Explorer

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| There are many alternatives available 
| today, such as GNU/Linux based Ubuntu which 
| are not only cheaper but also much more 
| safer.


2010: The Year the Desktop OS No Longer Matters?

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| I agree with Vincent Danen that wondering 
| whether Linux is ready for the desktop is 
| silly, even irrelevant -- wider usage tends 
| to foster growth in related sectors (think 
| cloud computing and virtualization). But 
| Koenning's made a particularly strong (and 
| strangely parallel) point that encouraging 
| "non-technical" end users to use open 
| source software is a great way to ease 
| vendors into supporting non-proprietary 
| platforms.



Stop using Explorer: Govts

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| AUSTRALIAN, French and German internet
| users have been told by their respective
| governments to stop using the Internet
| Explorer (IE) program because of a security
| threat.
| According to a report on news.com.au,
| Australian web users were advised to
| install security patches or switch
| browsers. In France and Germany, however,
| warnings have been issued against all
| versions of Microsoft's browser.


Internet Security: more countries join IE warning

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| The governments of France and Australia
| have joined those who are warning that
| Internet Explorer is unsafe in its
| unpatched state. So has New Zealand. But
| the UK, reportedly, has decided not to do
| so. But some of the recommended
| alternatives might cause some users
| frustration.

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